May 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes by 8:30 PM.  

Bob Keller is our demonstrator for the month.  Bob will be turning candle sticks.  Bob has not demonstrated for our club and so we need to have a good crowd to welcome him!

A little back ground: Bob is self-taught and  has been turning wood for approximately 18 years.  He started turning bowls and quickly moved to segmented turning due to the nature of and the difficulty of segmented turning.  About 15 years ago he started turning smaller and more intricate ornamental turnings and emulating the long thin spindles from the art of C. Drozda and  the segmented work of M. Tibbetts.   There are plenty of You-Tube videos on their work.

Bob has been making sawdust out of perfectly good wood one way or another from the time of his first pocket knife to later using power tools in his first garage shop. Bob epitomizes the saying that “turning is addictive” and from the first use of a turning gouge  he was hooked. Two weeks and 18 years later here we are.

He has taught about a dozen people to turn, was a member of Chattahoochee Wood turners for a number of years and did a demo on an inside-out captured hollow ball Christmas tree ornament. He is a member of AAW for about 8 years; participated in the Dunwoody School of Art Christmas market for about 5 years.  Lets make Bob welcome for his first demonstration with our club.

Remember to bring a guest and bring something for the raffle.  It’s still not to late to become a member of the CCW.  Dues are $30 for an individual or $35 for a family membership.

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